My Grandma’s Strawberry Cake aka The Best Cake Ever


Strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream – the perfect dessert combo.

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If you are looking for an EASY sweet summer recipe – then my Grandma White’s strawberry cake is for you.

The best part of it is — strawberries do NOT need to be in season because you are using frozen fruit.  So technically you can make this all year long.

Image of the ingredients used in Strawberry bundt cake.


  • 1 Box white cake mix
  • 1 small box strawberry jello mix
  • 1 package (thawed) frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup juice from the frozen strawberries
  • 4 eggs 

(Another great part of the recipe… no scratch cooking!) You simply use boxed cake mix and boxed strawberry jello mix!


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease/flour (or spray) a bundt pan.
  • Start by mixing the cake mix, jello mix, oil, water, and the strawberry juice in a mixer.
Image of a KitchenAid stand mixer with the mixing tool attached. In the mixing bowl is strawberry cake batter.
Shout out to my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Hands down the best appliance in my kitchen. Worth every single penny (and lasts FOREVER!)

  • Next, you will add the eggs – but this is KEY – mix one egg at a time.  This will help make the mixture very fluffy (and make the cake extra yummy).
  • After the eggs are all incorporated, it’s time to fold in the thawed strawberries.
  • Once the strawberries are folded in, add the mixture to the bundt pan and pop into your preheated oven.


Image of a red bundt cake pan, filled with strawberry cake batter. Pan is sitting on the upper rack of the oven.

While it is baking at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, it’s time to make the glaze. 

  • Add the remaining strawberry juice and whisk it with some powdered sugar.  (This is an eyeball thing — so add small amounts of sugar until you get the desired consistency you want.)  
Image of a bowl of strawberry juice, with white powdered sugar being stirred in with a silver spoon.
  • Once the cake is out of the oven, carefully “flip” it onto your favorite display plate.  
  • Spoon the glaze over the cake (while warm).

Once cool – dress it up with fresh fruit.  I like to slice a few large strawberries to fan out, and decorate with blueberries.

Closeup image of a freshly baked strawberry bundt cake, on a white platter, with fresh stawberries and blueberries.

Once you are ready to serve — you can add whipped cream (fresh or store bought) to finish it off!

I have been eating and making this generational recipe for more than 40 years.  I hope you and your family enjoy.

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